Image To Release ‘Passion Play’ On May 6

The Toronto pickup, a noirish thriller starring Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray and Megan Fox and written and directed by Mitch Glazer, begins its platform rollout in New York and Los Angeles. That’s a little less than two months before the rollout of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which Fox fell out of, a move that essentially reduced her opening-weekend screen count from 8000 to 2.

Source: Deadline.com

Passion Play is going straight to DVD

She saunters around in a low-cut dress dripping in diamonds and fur and at one point slips into a thigh-skimming negligee.

But despite Megan Fox’s efforts to impress on screen, her new film Passion Play is already a flop.

The 24-year-old actress’ movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September but is now being released – straight to DVD.

After numerous viewers walked out of the screening in Canada last year and critics branded it ‘awful’, a ‘mess’ and ‘an absolute car wreck’, the distributes have apparently cut their losses.

It is yet another blow to Megan’s acting career, which has nosedived since she parted ways with the successful Transformers franchise.

Jennifer’s Body which was released in 2009 debuted at a disappointing number five and only earned $6.8million.

 

Jonah Hex, released last summer, did better but did not set the movie industry alight.

Passion Play is about an angel who is under the thumb of a ruthless gangster and is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

Mickey Rourke plays washed-up jazz musician Nate Pool who does not want to betray sinister gangster Happy Shannon, played by Bill Murray.

Fox plays Lily, a beautiful and mysterious carnival sideshow attraction, known as the Bird Woman.

Kelly Lynch and Rhys Ifans also star in the ill-fated film.

Megan, once one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities, is still in demand as a model and recently signed on as the new face of Armani.

However, she has come under fire for appearing gaunt and skeletal in the latest campaign.

Her personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, came out in her defence yesterday, insisting she struggles to gain weight because of her ‘fast metabolism’.

He said: ‘People thought, “Oh she must be anorexic,” but she’s far from that!’

The actress married her longtime beau, actor Brian Austin Green on a beach in Hawaii last year and is stepmother to his eight-year-old son Kassius.

Passion Play is released on DVD in the U.S. on May 24.

Source: Daily Mail UK

Megan Fox Is ‘Far From’ Anorexic & Actually Struggles To Gain Weight, Says Trainer

Megan Fox’s fitness trainer Harley Pasternak reveals the actress’s frustrations with gaining weight in an exclusive interview

Megan Fox has been looking particularly thin lately, and 81% of you voted you were worried about how tiny she is getting. But her trainer Harley Pasternakassures HollywoodLife.com the actress eats a lot and explains why she’s so skinny.

“Do I worry about Megan getting too skinny? Yeah!” exclaims Harley, who trains Megan and other celebrities like Robert PattinsonKaty Perry and Amanda Seyfried.

“Believe it or not she has this really fast metabolism,” explains Harley. “So her training is all about body toning and sculpting. With her its really about she’s eating enough of the rightthings. People thought ‘Oh she must be anorexic’ but she’s far from that!”

In fact, Harley reveals, Megan gets very upset when she hears people think she has an eating disorder, especially since she struggles to gain weight. “She gets frustrated at times because she’s like ‘I need to put on weight.’ So she actually weight-trains to keep on that lean muscle tissue.”

The 5 factor fitness trainer went on to explain the kind of training he does with Megan to make her stomach toned and muscular. “The key to Megan’s abs is first of all genetics,” Harley says. “The second is that we train her abs on all three planes. It’s not just about crunch, crunch, crunch. It’s about working her body up and down and side to side and rotation. We train all three of her rectus abdominis, her obliques and her corset muscle to make sure that her abs are not just tight and strong but small. The corset pulls it all in.”

Source: Hollywood Life